The recorded history of Estuary Park is almost non-existent but for the memories of those kids who played on the rock filled lot that acted as their Yankee Stadium. Here’s one of the rare images from those days when Coach Don Grant’s kids from the West-end projects put on second-hand cleats and well worn gloves to give every team they played the battle of their baseball season.
TOP ROW (L to R): Robert Holloway, Ronald Wayne, Nathan Scott, Edward Motton, Leandrew Jones.
BOTTOM ROW: unknown, Leroy Jones, Ronald James, unknown
Thanks to Joyce Summerville McDaniel for assisting the PlayBall! staff in our effort to name the 1959 Estuary Yankees shown above. Ms. McDaniel lived in the Estuary Projects from 1952-62. (See her comments below) We wish her the best in her own historical works. We also hope to find the still missing names associated with the other smiling titans of the Midget League. In the meantime, feel free to send us your memories of playing for or against the Estuary Yankees or their later entries, the Estuary Rams.